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Washington, D.C., Atlanta Home Owners Enjoy Twice as Much Living Space as New York City Home Owners

New York, NY, January 10, 2012 --( According to an analysis by of 20 major U.S. Cities, home owners in Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Austin are enjoying on average the most living space. PropertyShark is a NY-based property search and foreclosure listings website.

The average home size in Washington, D.C. is 2,237 square feet, which places the capital on the top of the list, with Atlanta trailing in second place with an average home size of 2,074 square feet, and Austin, Texas’ capital city, in third place with an average home size of 1,979 square feet.

New York City (all the five boroughs) is placed at the bottom of the list of 20, with an average home size of 1,124 square feet, almost half the average size of a home in Washington D.C. and Atlanta.

Its north-eastern neighbor, Boston, is next-to-last on the list with an average home size of 1,250 square feet.

With an average home size of 1,895 square feet, home owners in California’s largest city, Los Angeles, enjoy one of the largest living spaces among the 20 cities analyzed. However, Los Angeles County’s exclusive areas, Beverly Hills (3,884 square feet) and Malibu (2,998) are in a league of their own, with home sizes twice the size as in the City of Los Angeles.

The same can not be said about New York – while a home in Manhattan, New York’s most expensive borough, costs twice as much as one in Brooklyn and almost four times more than one in the Bronx, the average home size in Manhattan (1,226 square foot) is not significantly larger than the average in the outer boroughs.

Full list of cities by average square footage:

1. Washington, D.C. (2,237 sqft)

2. Atlanta (2,074 sqft)

3. Austin (1,979 sqft)

4. Seattle (King County) (1,899 sqft)

5. Los Angeles (1,895 sqft)

6. Las Vegas (1,874 sqft)

7. Houston (1,873 sqft)

8. Memphis (1,750 sqft)

9. Miami (1,646 sqft)

10. Phoenix (1,644 sqft)

11. Indianapolis (1,584 sqft)

12. Oklahoma City (1,493 sqft)

13. San Francisco (1,475 sqft)

14. Chicago (1,417 sqft)

15. Cleveland (1,377 sqft)

16. Dallas (1,363 sqft)

17. Denver (1,354 sqft)

18. Baltimore (1,260 sqft)

19. Boston (1,250 sqft)

20. New York City (1,124 sqft)


About PropertyShark
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Yardi Systems Inc, offers the information essential to evaluate real estate and make informed decisions., which was named one of’s “Top 50 Websites of 2009″, provides real estate professionals, investors and home buyers with data and tools on all aspects of property, including building details, ownership information, recent sales prices, property values and comparable sales, sophisticated maps, for sale and for lease listings, foreclosures and pre-foreclosures, mailing lists, photos, and more. was founded by Matthew Haines in 2003. For more information or a free basic account, visit
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